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BREAKING: Obadiah Mailafia, former CBN Deputy Gov is dead

Obadiah Mailafia, a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria is dead.

Mailafia, the 64-year-old reportedly passed away on Sunday morning at the National Hospital Abuja.

Obadiah Mailafia stirred controversy after he granted an interview accusing most top government officials of sponsoring terrorism in Nigeria.

Fani-Kayode confirmed his death on his Twitter page wrote: “I am saddened by the passing of my dear friend & brother Mr. Obadiah Mailafia who was one of the most powerful and progressive voices in our country. I was informed that he passed on this morning. He was a great nationalist, a believer in Nigeria, a kind and gentle soul.”

The cause of his death was still unknown as at press time.

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